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The presidential aspirant of People Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi has finally reacted to the murder of student of Shagari College of education, Deborah Samuel who was lynched for blasphemy in Sokoto state.

The former governor of Anambra state berated the mob that led to the death of Deborah on 12 may 2022. He noted that the incident exposed the fragility of Nigeria cohesion.

Recall that Nigerian presidential aspirants have been chastised for their apparent silence over the horrendous incidence that took place in Sokoto which has generated public outrage.

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While speaking on Arise TV Morning Show on Tuesday, Peter Obi maintained that on no circumstance should citizens take law into their hands.

“I believe that this incident only exposed the fact that our cohesion as a nation is fragile. No offence should justify citizens taking law into their own hands,” he said.

Meanwhile, the police on Monday arraigned two suspects, Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci over the lynching of the 200-Level Home Economics student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto State, Deborah Samuel, on May 12.

Background

Before she was lynched, Deborah was accused of blasphemy on a WhatsApp chat platform set up by her coursemates and refused to retract her post after she was asked to pull it down.

A violent street protest followed the arrest of suspects linked to the lynching of Deborah as the protesters demanded their immediate release by security operatives.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal consequently imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sokoto metropolis on Saturday. He relaxed the curfew on Monday to be observed from dusk to dawn.

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